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  • William King of Sheffield, edge-tool maker

    Date: 31 Jul 1817

    Crime:
    Murder of Sarah Trippet, his common-law wife, and attempted murder of his children by Sarah.

    Leeds Mercury, 2 Aug 1817.

  • Isaac Bradshaw, servant to Mr Simpson of Hull

    Date: 23 Aug 1817

    Crime:
    Rape - carnal knowledge of Mary Ann Vickerman, daughter of a fellow servant, aged 8.

    Legally not a case of rape, as rape was carnal knowledge of a female aged over ten without her consent; violation of a female below ten years was a capital crime regardless of consent.

    Leeds Mercury, 2 Aug 1817.

  • William Brown

    Date: 14 Apr 1821

    Crime:
    Robbery on the New Walk, York.

    Executed at York City Gaol.

    Leeds Mercury, 21 Apr 1821.

  • William Shaw of Kirkburton, 25

    Date: 5 Apr 1830

    Crime:
    Murder of Rachel Crosley / Rachel Crossley, daughter of a collier, 22, at Kirkburton on 9 Mar 1830.

    Rachel Crosley was the mother of Shaw's 3-year-old child and pregnant with another of his children. Shaw was considerably behind in his maintenance payments of 4 shillings a week and under pressure to marry her when he killed her.

    Leeds Mercury, 3 Apr 1830.

  • Abraham Powell

    Date: 29 Jul 1730

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth by cutting it off tenters.

    Hanged at Leeds, scene of the crime.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-85. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 16 Jul 1730. Criminal Chronology, p 46

  • Thomas West of Woodhouse, near Leeds

    Date: 7 Apr 1787

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - 2 geldings belonging to Matthew Mawson of Dunkeswick, yeoman; also geese belonging to John Harper of Dunkeswick, yeoman, and Francis Bradley of Weeton, yeoman.

    General Gaol Delivery, 10 Mar 1787; Calendar of Felons, 10 Mar 1787. Whitehall Evening Post, 10 Apr 1787. Criminal Chronology, p 98.

  • William Knightson, son of Edmund Knightson

    Date: 15 Aug 1818

    Crime:
    Attempted murder by arsenic poisoning of Joseph Dodsworth of Arkendale.

    Knightson was married to Dodsworth's sister.

    Leeds Mercury, 18 July 1818.

  • John Hall / John Bloom

    Date: 30 Jul 1763

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare valued at ?10 belonging to John Harrison at Beverley.

    Criminal Chronology (p 82) says victim was near Leeds. See also TNA: ASSI 45/27/1/25-26.

    TNA: ASSI 42/8; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1763. Criminal Chronology, p 82.

  • John Lucas of Leeds, carpet weaver, 36

    Date: 14 Apr 1792

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the shop of John Mundell and his brother Edward Mundell at St Michael, New Malton, and stealing a large quantity of linen drapery and other goods.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/3/134-143.

    General Gaol Delivery, 19 Mar 1792; Calendar of Felons, 19 Mar 1792. Morning Herald, 27 Mar 1792. Lloyd's Evening Post, 16 Apr 1792. Criminal Chronology, p 111.

  • John Wilkinson of Holbeck, near Leeds, clothier, 32

    Date: 18 Mar 1805

    Crime:
    Murder of his wife Hannah Wilkinson by arsenic poisoning.

    Hull Packet, 2 Apr 1805. Criminal Chronology, p 142.

  • William Barker of Leeds, clothdresser

    Date: Summer 1729

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the counting house of Anthony Markham and his wife Dorothy Markham, merchant of Leeds, and stealing about ?14; reprieved 14 years Summer 1730.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-78,85,86; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/6(4-7). Daily Courant, 1 Aug 1729.

  • Robert Sharp / Robert Sharpe of Leeds, whitesmith

    Date: Lent 1757

    Crime:
    Stealing ?9 2s belonging to Francis Isles / Francis Iles of Leeds; transportation 7 years Summer 1757.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757. London Evening Post, 10 Feb 1757.

  • Elizabeth Cahill / Elizabeth Cahhill / Elizabeth Porter

    Date: Lent 1733

    Crime:
    Stealing as a pick-pocket from Elizabeth Latham, wife of John Latham of Leeds, cloth drawer, and Grace Sprigg, wife of John Sprigg of Leeds, plaisterer, at Leeds Market 31 Dec 1728; reprieved on pleading her belly; transportation 14 years Summer 1735.

    Ann, daughter of Elizabeth Porter alias Elizabeth Caghil, was baptised at York Castle on 15 May 1733 - Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. See also TNA: ASSI 45/19/3(8-9).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2,104,123v,125; ASSI 45/18/6(19-20). St James's Evening Post, 20 Mar 1733.

  • William Cowlin / William Coughlin

    Date: Lent 1746

    Crime:
    Stealing goods from the dwelling house of William Wilson at Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1746.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4.

  • John Ward

    Date: Lent 1767

    Crime:
    Stealing goods to the value of upwards of 5s belonging to William Reason of Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1767.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • John Scoresby / John Storesby of Bridlington, blacksmith

    Date: Lent 1726

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to Henry Abba of Leeds; reprieved 14 years Lent 1729.

    Receiving county charity and name on bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-59,73v; ASSI 45/18/3(27); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

  • Jeremiah Boythroyd / Jeremiah Boothroyd

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing goods valued at 39s from the dwelling house of James Walker at Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

    TNA: ASSi 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 14 Mar 1772.

  • Thomas Wilkinson

    Date: Summer 1763

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown gelding valued at ?6 6s belonging to John Bywater of Leeds; reprieved 14 years Summer 1764.

    TNA: ASSI 42/7; ASSI 42/8.

  • Robert Johnson / Lancelot Brackien

    Date: Summer 1765

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - one brown bay gelding valued at ?5 belonging to Thomas Lodge at Leeds; reprieved 14 years Summer 1766.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • John Powell

    Date: Summer 1765

    Crime:
    Stealing privately from the shop of John Gumersall at Leeds 12 yards of silk valued at ?2 8s; reprieved 14 years Summer 1766.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • James Moxon of Leeds, coachman

    Date: 1725

    West Riding - Quarter Session 19 Oct 1725. Name appears on list of poor debtors receiving county bread charity in York Castle, 1728.

    London Gazette 6380, 8 Jun 1725, p 7; 6403, 28 Aug 1725, p 4. Beverley Archives: QSF/80/E/9

  • Charles Chadwick of Leeds, plasterer

    Date: 1729

    Name appears on list of poor debtors receiving county bread charity in York Castle, 1728.

    London Gazette 6785, 7 Jun 1729, p 3; 6786, 10 Jun 1729, p 4. Beverley Archives: QSF/80/E/9

  • Luke Nodes of Leeds, weaver

    Date: 1738

    London Gazette 7721, 22 Jul 1738, p 3; 7723, 29 Jul 1738, p 3

  • Major Wilson of Leeds, merchant

    Date: 1738

    London Gazette 7726, 8 Aug 1738, p 3; 7737, 16 Sep 1738, p 3; 7739, 23 Sep 1738, p 3; 8276, 15 Nov 1743, p 6

  • John Tomkins of Leeds, tailor

    Date: 1743

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8265, 8 Oct 1743, p 3

  • John Blackman of Leeds, tobacconist

    Date: 1744

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8392, 25 Dec 1744, p 7

  • Robert Page of Leeds, brazier

    Date: 1744

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8345, 14 Jul 1744, p 3

  • John Armstrong of Leeds, cordwainer

    Date: 1748

    London Gazette 8785, 1 Oct 1748, p 3

  • Samuel Godman of Leeds, hatter

    Date: 1748

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8794, 1 Nov 1748, p 5

  • William Jordan of Leeds, cordwainer

    Date: 1748

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8807, 17 Dec 1748, p 7

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